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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

White House

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Cathy K. Kaufman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...and to keep them voting Republican. Although menus from the Hayes administration Buy American, or at Least Decorate American An 1826 federal law required that “all furniture purchased for the use of the President's House (the name “White House” was adopted only during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency) shall be as far as practicable of American or domestic manufacture.” This legislation helped promote the fledgling domestic glass industry: virtually all glassware since then has been purchased from American manufacturers. Not so with porcelain. American...

English cookery books

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Lynette Hunter and Gilly Lehmann

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
6,097 words

...by introducing agricultural and other background information, was an amateur, Richard Bradley, the first professor of botany at Cambridge University. His book was The Country Housewife and Lady’s Director , in two parts, first published as a whole in 1736 . However, in spite of the domination of male cooks, the ladies were not inactive. The tradition of ‘good housewifery’ found in MS receipt books and printed works produced during the 17th century was maintained by authors such as E. smith ( The Compleat Housewife , 1727 ) and Mary Kettilby ( A...

London

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
76,697 words

...of Ely's palace (gone) stood at Ely Pl. In Shakespeare's Richard III , Richard sends the Bishop to fetch from here the strawberries he had admired in his garden. Gray's Inn , one of the four Inns of Court , and known to have existed as a school of law since the 14th c., is situated between High Holborn and Theobalds Rd and is bounded on the E by Gray's Inn Rd. The main entrance is through the 17th‐c. gateway in High Holborn and leads to South Sq., where the statue of Sir Francis Bacon , Lord Verulam (by F. W. Pomeroy , 1912 ), stands at the E end of...

France

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
19,911 words
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.... In the eyes of the Nazis, Magnus Hirschfeld had two reasons to be persecuted: He was Jewish and a homosexual. Pioneers in sexology have always had to confront conservative, racist, and fascist attitudes. In 1926 , in the context of the liberal and democratic Netherlands, Theodore Van de Velde published The Perfect Marriage , endorsing the replacement of sex as a “conjugal duty” with an emphasis on sexual pleasure and happiness. The book was widely published in many countries, and in translations as recently as 1965 , in about 50 editions. In 1966 , ...

Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge  

(1850–1924)US statesman and Republican senator (1893–1924).Lodge was born into a wealthy family in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1874 with a degree in law. Admitted to the bar in 1876, he ...
ecology

ecology  

(ee-kol-ŏji)the study of the relationships between humans, plants and animals, and the environment.—ecologicaladj.—ecologistn.

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